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Environment committee  Ms. Fletcher, you state in your brief that you are monitoring Lyme disease. Are you monitoring other diseases that migrate due to climate change? I was thinking of the West Nile virus. Is there anything else that Health Canada should be keeping an eye on?

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Marcel LussierBloc

Environment committee  Will there be any public awareness campaigns to make us aware of how climate change can affect our health? Do public awareness campaigns fall within your mandate?

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Marcel LussierBloc

Environment committee  This is Jacinthe Séguin. She's my scientist responsible for climate change.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Susan Fletcher

Environment committee  Our mandate does not require us to take part in public awareness campaigns. However, we are expected to provide scientific information, particularly to municipalities or regional or provincial public health authorities. We provide them with the scientific information and they inc

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Jacinthe Séguin

Environment committee  There are no direct health effects from greenhouse gases. The analysis that we do is premised on the direct health effects of the air pollutants in terms of exposure. The implications of Kyoto are global. Climate change is something that's developing, as Susan mentioned in her

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Phil Blagden

Environment committee   from Environment Canada that no such environmental assessment has occurred. Ms. Fletcher, in your document you talked about Health Canada doing a major environmental impact assessment on health to cope and adapt to future climate change. The first question, Mr. Green, is whether

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

David McGuintyLiberal

Environment committee   Nations conference on climate change, $1.6 million. That was just for that one conference. I thought the committee would find that informative.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Mark WarawaConservative

Environment committee  I think to end this, pursuant to standing order 108(2), the study of the government's climate change plan, entitled Turning the Corner, is what we're doing. We have guests. I want to proceed. Could we take this up, Mr. Cullen, when we don't have witnesses here? I want to get

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

The ChairConservative

Environment committee  I don't think there will be any penalty if we bring forward a credible catch-up plan. The initial comments made by the chairman of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change do not lead us to believe that the UN considers the Baird plan to be credible. Do your economic

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Francis ScarpaleggiaLiberal

Environment committee   can go there, Mr. Chair, with respect to those measures affecting the environment, and maybe a little more detail—You referred to the trust fund for clean air and climate change. There's been a reference to the phase-out for the accelerated capital cost allowance as well on the oil

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Maurice VellacottConservative

Environment committee   not understanding why we remain in the framing of this issue as the economic costs of doing something about climate change.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee  As I said, we have engaged in two fashions. We published a number of economic studies that are now somewhat dated. Also Environment Canada has undertaken a fair bit of work, and we've been involved with them. As to the costs and benefits of climate change per se, there's

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Paul Rochon

Environment committee   with our economic preparedness and the soundness of our analysis. I have a question about Bill C-30. This bill was rewritten, as you know. Were you conferred or consulted with in terms of the economic impacts of the rewritten form of the clean air and climate change act?

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Nathan CullenNDP

Environment committee   to the best of our knowledge to your questions on the economic and budgetary framework of the government's climate change plan. We are at your disposal.

May 17th, 2007Committee meeting

Denis Gauthier

Environment committee   promising single technology to allow us to address climate change. There is no better place in the world to capture and store carbon than in the western Canada sedimentary basins. Without wanting to anticipate the conclusions of the work the task force is doing, I think the missing piece

May 16th, 2007Committee meeting

Howard Brown